Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Last post of 2008!

It was an interesting year.

I learned a lot about writing and publishing this year. The importance of keeping plots un-linear, and what to do and not do when querying or signing up with an agent were top of the list.

I subscribed to Publishers Lunch and will work towards getting my name in it some day. There was Black Wednesday and there were vanity presses of all types. But there were also some wonderful success stories. And I connected with dozens more writers online. It’s great to be part of a community.

It wasn’t the best of times, but it wasn’t the worst of times either.

I read too many entertaining books to count, though there’s still no sign of A Dance with Dragons. I checked Martin’s website just now, in a hopeful “if I refresh it just one more time, maybe something will have changed” way, but no luck. Still, that’s something to look forward to next year.

This blog began… and ran… and doesn’t show any signs of stopping.

In other news, Enya released a CD called And Winter Came. I like “Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel”, but my favorite is “White is in the Winter Night” – it’s fresh and energetic and has me singing along happily as I write this.

It’s a good way to end one year. It’s a good way to start another.

I hope you all have a wonderful New Year.


writtenwyrdd said...

Happy new year to you. There is so much writing info on teh internet these days, you can't help but learn useful things and meet interesting people. Keep up the thoughtful posts!

Madison said...

Happy New Year!!! :D

Kami said...

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind ?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days o' lang syne ?

For auld lang syne, my jo,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

Happy New Year!!

Kim said...

Happy New Year - and thanks for everything from the PA article to just being a great intarwebz friend!

Marian Perera said...

Thanks, everyone! Lynn, very true about all the good stuff available on the internet. They don't call it the information superhighway for nothing.